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A porcelain snuff bottle with images of luohan (Buddhist sages, arhats) carved in high relief.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Snuff bottle with design of luohan (Buddhist sages, arhats)
1796 – 1850
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
1980/2.122

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Miniature altar fragment: Seated Buddha flanked by two attendants
6th century
Gift of F. Karel Wiest
1981/2.73
The Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra (the gesture of touching the earth with his right hand, palm inward), signaling his victory over Mara. He is shown under three leaves, indicating the bodhi tree under which he sat while meditating before reaching an awakening. He is shown flanked by two stupas, or reliquary monuments, symbolizing his attainment of nirvana.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Buddha, seated under a canopy of 3 leaves on a double lotus dais in the padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra, flanked by two stupas
11th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1983/1.396
This icon painting depicts the bodhisattva Monju seated cross-legged on lotus on top of a lion. The figure holds a vajra sword, and is dressed in flowing robes with golden jewelry. Two circular mandorlas surround the figure. 
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Mañjusri (J. Monju Bosatsu), seated on a lion
15th century
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.207

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Amitabha (Ch. Amitofou) rescues sailors at sea
19th century
Gift of Robert and Frances Wagner
1980/2.179
A &#39;mani&#39; or prayer wheel, a common ritual object used in Tibetan Buddhism: a device made a handle (here a simple wooden stick) supporting a hollow cylindrical drum on a spindle. A small metal weight, attached to one one side of the drum with a cord, allows the wheel to spin with a slight rotation of the wrist. The drum in his case is of hammered metal, with incised patterns of Buddhist auspicious symbols.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Prayer Wheel (Mani Wheel)
1833 – 1932
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922
1983/1.423
An example of a 'mani' or prayer wheel, a common ritual object used in Tibetan Buddhism: a device made a handle (here a wooden stick, with simple incised line designs) supporting a hollow cylindrical drum on a spindle. Here the drum is elaboratedly decorated with rows of inset turquoise stones, as well as a row of Sanskit letters in bone.  A small weight of bone attached to one one side of the drum with a metal chain, allows the wheel to spin with a slight rotation of the wrist.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Prayer Wheel (Mani Wheel)
1833 – 1932
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922
1983/1.424
A finely cast miniature icon of the Buddha Amit&acirc;yus, seated on a double lotus pedestal.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
The Buddha Amitâyus, seated in padmasana on a double lotus base, holding a vase of amrita (the elixir of long life)
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1980/2.279
A miniature sculpture of a the Tibetan yogin Milarepa as a rotund figure, seated in lalitasana (the posture of royal ease, with one knee drawn up and the other relaxed) on an antelope skin (the head of the antelope can be discerned just under the figure's left foot, as an incised design). The right hand is raised, cusping the right ear as though to better hear, while the left elbow rests on the left knee, and the right hand holds a nettle-shell bowl. Wrapped around his torso, from his right shoulder to his left knee, is a sash (sometimes referred to as a meditation belt), which allows him to keep his body upright during long hours of meditation. The base, cast in a single piece with the figure, is decorated with beading and a single band of lotus petals.
Yogi Milarepa (c. 1032–c. 1135)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.56

Saitō Kiyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Buddha Asyura (Ashura, Kôfukuji, Nara)
1959
Gift of Dr. Lawrence Preuss
1986/2.65

Thai
Head of a Buddha
15th century
Anonymous Gift
1975/1.67
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